Getting around the island can be a daunting and bruising prospect, but if you adhere to the following advise you shouldn’t have any problems keeping Lara out of harm’s way. For the most part, at least…
Lara has the ability to jump against any flat wall and jump again to scramble up to higher levels. This is a vital ability that you’ll use frequently to climb over obstacles and up buildings. Walls that can be scrambles are generally marked with white paint at the top to indicate this, so keep your eyes on the look out when you seem to be at a dead end.
In order to traverse most of the island Lara will need to climb many obstacles to advance through the levels. In general, Lara can climb almost any obstacle that a normal person would be able to climb, such as ladders and wooden rungs. Simply jump onto an object to and Lara will grab on if it is an acceptable object. For ledges, Lara can shimmy across and jump to other ledges nearby by pressing the L Stick and X/A. Once again, most objects that can be climbed are marked with white paint at the top to indicate this.
As you progress Lara will gain new skills and equipment that will allow her to also climb craggy walls. In order to climb these you’ll need to press Square/X to pull out your Climbing Axe and latch on. Lara can also jump from one wall to another, but youll need to press Square/X again to reattach to the wall. Craggy walls appear highlighted when Lara uses survival instincts.
If you’re unsure of where to go or what to do next, or simply need a better look at the area around you, Lara can use her Survival Instincts to dull the unimportant stuff and highlight objects or enemies in gold.